HUNTSVILLE, Ala.Intergraph released CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics 2012 R1, an add-on to its SmartPlant Isometrics solution that allows users to quickly create accurate, as-built piping isometrics directly from a laser scan point cloud. CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics 2012 R1 leverages Leica Geosystems’ Cyclone software to display the laser scan point cloud and navigate through it in a window with measured piping data overlaid graphically, a method of creating as-built piping asset documentation. Intergraph and Leica Geosystems are parts of Hexagon.

CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics supports the rapid creation of piping isometric documents using Intergraph ISOGEN, a solution for the total automation of piping isometric drawing production. The easily-understood sketching functionality and automated drawing creation means CAD or 3D skills are not required, but also allows experienced piping designers to be productive in creating as-built piping data.

The software is complementary to 3D model-based solutions based on Smart 3D, PDS or CADWorx, since the same ISOGEN software is used to produce the deliverable. Results are consistent and underlying data – regardless of its source – can be used to create documentation for inspection of piping systems, including the automated, rule-based placement of inspection location points.

When used in conjunction with SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO), the comprehensive as-built documentation can be managed to ensure the integrity of the piping asset. SPO adds change management and audit capability when the piping documents are published to the plant engineering data store and maintained through time. With the new SPO TruView integration capability, CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics can use the same point cloud data to create piping documentation as needed for operating and maintaining a facility, or to document the as-built asset in line with industry regulations.

Patrick Holcomb, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine’s executive vice president of global business development and marketing, said, “CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics offers a new and better approach to the creation of accurate, as-built piping asset documentation. The emphasis is on producing a practical, usable document for regulatory compliance, planning, inspection and fabrication as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. Now you can do a traditional plant walk-down, where you can measure anything you can see, all without visiting the facility.”

For more information about CloudWorx for SmartPlant Isometrics, visit www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/smartplant/isometrics/cloudworx/default.aspx.